Monday, July 4, 2011

Fight the Good Fight

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We just came in from watching the 4th of July Fireworks out over the lake!  It's always beautiful!  Tonight the air was very heavy and damp as we got about an inch and a third of rain in early evening.  It made for an interesting effect of all the smoke and fog coming off the water!  It's a great time to be on the lake!

Anyhoo... today's card is made with this month's release by Our Daily Bread designs called "Not Forgotten".  It's one of my most favorite patriotic sets... I love the sentiment in it that says "You are not Forgotten"!  I  also love these Scriptures in the set and I can see so many great uses for this set!  I have paired it with a little bit of the I Pledge Allegiance single on a gray base and some K&Co Americana designer paper.  I added a chain with what I was trying to look like dog tags... with the sentiment on it.  I stamped with Memento on gray cs, then with a VersaMark Pen I edged the tag with silver embossing powder.  The twill is from a bundle of towels I bought.  I folded it in half to fit the buckle.  I used the CB Distressed Stripes folder and also a QuicKutz corner die.  I took the coloring of these fatigues from my hubby's uniform. The picture is colored with Prisma Pencils.

Thanks so much for looking and Happy Independence Day, United States of America!
I am linking this to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes, Paper Creations Ink -  Red, white and blue, Pink Elephant Red, white and blue, Pollycraft - SIO - Celebrations (Stars/stripes optional), Scrapbookaholic -  Red, white and blue, Come and Get It Challenges - Patriotic Theme, Creative Inspirations - Red, white and blue, I Did It Creations - Patriotic, Sentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment -  Anything goes plus a sentiment, Catch The Bug -  Anything Goes, Ellephantastic - July: Celebrations, Marks Finest Papers -#62 Patriotic, One Stop Craft - #138 Make a Tag or include Tag in Project, Our Creative Corner -   4th Of July or Christmas in July Project, Our Daily Bread Designs1E, SIO -  ODBDSLC66  Anything Goes using ODBD Stamps, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -   Stars & Stripes, Sugar Creek Hollow  - 3Patriotic, Celebrate with Your Countries Colours, Sweet Stampin -  must Stamp -  Use something not normally used on cards (chain)

51 comments:

scrap joanny said...

wow this card is great !!!!! I love this !!! hugs xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

This is a wonderful card. A great tribute to the men and woman and to your country. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It this week.
Cindy

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Grace! Very inspirational! I'm glad you got to enjoy the fireworks! We had a big thunderstorm just before ours were supposed to start so we stayed home. Talk to you soon!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, this is something else! :)

Fabulous card, dramatic, impactive and thought provoking.

Thanks so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Reflections from Granny said...

What a fantastic card, thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm a wee bit slower making my blog rounds again.

Blessings, Lori m

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Patriotic Card - Love seeing your work and reading your blog. You are truly an inspiration to us all!

Anonymous said...

You are so very talented and gifted - I love the patriotic card...I love reading your blog and seeing your cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with so many of us! Paul

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love your handmade dog tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful patriotic card! I love the details you included.


Thank you for joining our Anything Goes (with a sentiment) challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~
Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Becky said...

This is stunning Grace. Love how you did the sentiment looking like a dog tag, and great buckle.

Dottie said...

Beautiful Patriotic Card I love your blog you have such a true gift from God your talent is wonderful. I hope one day I will be as good at this as you are...

Lori said...

Awesome, Grace! I like the look of the dog tag and the layers on your card.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow Grace-this is just spectacular. What a beautiful tribute to our Nations Birthday. Your eye for detail is amazing. Thank you so much for playing at Speedy's Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Zoe said...

A very poweful and stunning card, thanks for entering it at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Grace--I love love love this card. As a former Army wife of 28 years, this is very moving!!! You did a wonderful job with this! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Ellephantastic said...

Oh wow GRace this is awesome. Perfect for our celebrations challenge.
Thank you for playing along this month. Don't forget there's a blog hop on all month with some BiG candy at the end. You get 2 entries into the candy when you play the challenge too!!
Good luck hugs x

Dina K. said...

Brilliant, Grace! I love the bright colors, and all the details you included - each one is so poignant and meaningful.

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a beautiful, patriotic, masculine card. I love the new set and you have created a stunning card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Awesome card!

Sherry said...

Wow!!! gorgeous card!!

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, this card is absolutely STUNNING! What a tribute to all our service men and women out there. I am going to buy these 2 stamps sets right now! I hope they're still available. You continue to amaze and inspire me...and your music STILL makes me cry! Love you and love your cards! Hugs, Bobbi

Jennipher Lowery said...

This is incredible Grace and there is no surprise there! Love the inked edges and all the beautiful layers. I feel blessed to have made your aquaintence in the stamping world. I am inspired by you more and more. Blessings.

Joey said...

Grace this is an amazing card, the layout is fabulous too, thanks for sharing with us at pollycraft. Joey xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Grace!! Your layout, coloring and choice of papers is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge again this week. Your support always means the world to me, my friend. TTYS!
hugs,
Chris

Miranda said...

very pretty card Grace
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week
hugs
miranda

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Grace, this is a fantastic card! I love your coloring of the image and the cool way you did the dog tag. Thanks for playing the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
~Renee
SCH DT

Jodie Mackrell said...

amazing card! thank you for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome card! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at PCI!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Grace this is a fantastic masculine and patriotic card!I hope you enjoyed your 4th! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sammibug said...

Oh Grace, this is amazing! The perfect mix of masculine and patriotic! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

Leslie McGhee said...

What an amazing card on so many levels. Yes it is patriotic but is much more than that. Thanks for taking part in this week's challenge on the Come and Get Challenge Blog.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous Patriot card!

Thanks for joining us using the Patriotic theme at Come and Get It Challenges!

Shell~Alaska♥

Jill said...

Great card - just love all the details! Thanks for joining in our Blog Hop at Ellephantastic. Jill

Colleen Dietrich said...

Faith, this is terrific! Thank you for sharing your beautiful patriotic card with Speedy's Friends this week.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous... Very thoughtful and honoring to those who serve to protect us. LOVE it, truly Grace touches my heart.

Melissa S. said...

This is a beautiful card. thank You so much for shareing it with us at Bugaboo this week.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is stunning - breath taking!
so glad i got to see this...thanks for joining us at Speedys Friends
(-:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What an incredible patriotic card Grace!! Everything about it is amazing and yet still very masculine!! AWESOME card!!!

Patti P. said...

This is one beautiful creation...I love all of your layers and the verse and sentiment. The use of the chain is so creative and perfect. So happy to see your lovely card at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope you will play again, soon.
Patti DT/SCH

Heide said...

What a moving card! Wonderful work. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Debbie said...

This is absolutely stunning. I am so gald that you joined us over at Creative Inspirations this week otherwise I would have missed this beautiful creation.

Hugs
Debbie

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! What an awesome card and such and inspiring message!

So glad you joined us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug.

:) Becky G

E. Marie said...

Congrats on your win at Marks Finest Papers! This card deserves it.

jules said...

wow just stunning! thanks for joining us at IDIC!

Paper Creations Ink said...

WOW this is an amazing card love all of the layers. Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...what an amazing patriotic card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Cazza said...

Wow, this is an absolutely STUNNING card!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Pollycraft :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

kurlygirl said...

This is such a stunning card! Great work! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Lysa said...

Wow, it is an amazing card! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

melissac said...

Amazing creation!!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Blessings!

Shirley said...

Your card is lovely. I have really liked the image everywhere I have seen it and you have really done it justice!!